Dennis! snags Endorsement of Massachusetts Congressman

Barney Frank
  • Barney Frank

As we reported yesterday, his local colleagues aren't too eager to jump into the fray that pits incumbent Cleveland congressman Dennis! Kucinich against Toledo's Marcy Kaptur, thanks to diabolical Republican redistricting.

But retiring Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank took time out from making wedding plans to endorse his Cleveland colleague.

Frank, who is gay and about to marry his longtime partner, cites Kucinich's "strong support for an end to discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity," as well as "substantially reducing America’s military activity across the world."

He also says in his letter of support,

I do not by this mean in any way to denigrate Congresswoman Kaptur. This is not a case where supporters of progressive principles have to choose between two people who both fall short of our ideals. It is, however, in my judgment a situation in which there is one candidate who has brought an extraordinary set of qualities to the House.

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